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Yuhanna Ibn Zabdi, known as “Yuhanna the Apostle” , “Yuhanna Enjili” and “the Divine Yuhanna” was the author of one of the four Gospels. His father was Zabdi, his mother Salumeh and his brother Yaqub the Apostle (Yaqub the Great). He, his father and brother were fishermen. Yuhanna and his brother were titled “the sons of thunder” by Christ, because they were in favour with God severly. Yuhanna was one of the most favourite students of Christ. He was a kind and patient man. When Christ was captured by the Jews, Yuhanna was in ####company with him. He always sat on the right side of Christ and appearantly was the youngest Apostle. Previously he was one of the students of “John the Baptist” and believed in Christ by his guidance. He lived in Jerusalem, after the death of Pols, was resident in Ufus in Asia Minor. In 59 was exiled to Patmus by the then emperor, but again returned to Ufus and lived there until his death in 100 at the age of 94. He wrote his Gospel after the other Gospels at the end of the 1st century. Out of the 33 miracles of Christ, 7 of them have been mentioned in Yuhanna’s Gospel, while in other Gospels, only one of the miracles is written. In his Gospel, Christ is described as “the son of God” and “ the assistant from God”.

In addition to the Gospel and the book “Revelation”, the following treatises are attributed to him:
1- The book for the poulace on rejecting the wrong beliefs of irreligious people
2- The book written to the chosen matron
3- A letter to “Nahayus”

Generally it is believed that the book “Revelation” and his letters which were written in 96-97 are supposed to be the last New Testament books.


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